Four years ago, John Shuster and the U.S. men’s curling team became overnight celebrities after winning gold at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Shuster and teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner gained millions of fans around the country, but few were as loud and proud as Laurence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T.
It all started in 2018 with a tweet from "The A-Team" and "Rocky III" actor who is known for his catch phrase, "I pity the fool."
That was followed by another tweet where Mr. T called curling “kind of different” but “Exciting.”
From there, Mr. T’s love of curling turned into a full-on obsession. He was live tweeting games, providing context on what he’d learned about the sport, and even contacting Team Shuster directly to wish them luck in Korea.
He also created the hashtag #CurlingIsCoolFool to try to get others just as excited.
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While much has changed in our world in the last four years, one thing has remained the same – the Olympics are back, and Mr. T’s love of curling remains at an all-time high.
He’s showing off USA Curling swag, he’s live tweeting games, and he’s still making sure everyone knows curling is cool.
He also congratulated Team USA skip Shuster on the honor of being chosen as U.S. flagbearer for the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
While Mr. T clearly loves curling - and Team USA curling, in particular - he’s made sure to let all of America’s athletes know he’s rooting for them, no matter what sport they’re competing in these Games.
There’s only one sport he loves enough to live tweet, though.
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As the U.S. men’s and women’s team begin play in the 2022 Games, they have fans all over the country cheering them on.